I don't know why you think my price isn't the entire build, but it is. That's everything that went into this computer.
$150 more expensive and slower... not to be a ****, but how is this an improvement?
They will be using this computer for Internet browsing and bill-paying. For larger media, they'll use an external HDD with a much larger capacity.
Ah! Right you are. I was going pick that up but couldn't get it as quickly as I needed it. Fixed.
This is my first MSI motherboard after years of building with strictly ASUS boards. Honestly could not be happier. Super stable out of the box, the default XMP settings for my DDR-4000 are perfect without my having to manually tweak things, and their auto-update software actually has a server to talk to (my last ASUS came with auto-update software that was pointed at 0.0.0.0 with no way to change it)!
The slot armor is a good touch too, given how heavy GPUs have become. Lots of little touches that add up to what is, in my opinion, a superior product.
I just changed those to white today! Haha
I was considering something like that, but from what I've read that's typical of these Ti's. Still, I don't like being eight degrees away from my max (the top card has actually gotten up to 86). I'm also considering doing a custom loop and water cooling the things, but to do it right is another $800 I really don't have at this point.
Tell me about it... there is a hardware upgrade I need to do to push it to the next version of the OS and I can't find the part anywhere. Closest I found was on a website where they USED to carry it but "haven't had that in years!"
Fewer now! I sold that one with Bender on it (my previous build) as well as another PC I had laying around to help refill my horribly-abused piggy bank.
And that Apple computer, a Performa 550, does still work. 100% original hardware, too.
It is really more of an update. I shouldn't have posted that one since it wasn't finished. Different GPU, different RAM, different SSD... decided to just nuke it and publish a new one.
I just ordered the Ti yesterday, it'll be here Wednesday. I felt like I went all-out on everything but the GPU... that could not stand. I will definitely update with a picture Wednesday night, but I updated the parts list to reflect what I actually spent.
No spills yet, but that was a selling point for me. WHEN my wife inevitably spills a glass of water over this thing, I expect it not to be a problem.
Love it. It's sensitive, but has great feedback without being too loud. Has a nice heft to it, so it won't be scooting out from under you during play. LEDs are bright, even on their lowest setting (which I see as a positive but YMMV). Overall, 5/5.
Be a lot bigger if I had my Legends-era stuff up there! lol
I couldn't find anything on the portability of that heatsink until I got it into my hands. Sadly, it cannot be moved. I ended up not using it since I didn't want to jam my SSD behind the GPU. Also! The CMOS battery is there, too. So if you ever need to swap it or pull it, you've gotta pull the GPU first.
That's the biggest complaint I have about this board, though. Everything else about it is outstanding and I highly recommend it.
Love, love, love the monitor. SUCH a difference. You won't be disappointed!
It depends. For right this second? Yes. For the future times when a second 1080 might join the party? Juuuuust right.
lol hey, I said it started out reasonable. It... quickly spiraled out of control.
Thank you! That office is my favorite room in the house. And the monitors are excellent. A friend of mine has one and suggested it, can't thank him enough for that. BIG change over the old 1080p Acers I had before. Get the second one! Those razor-thin bezels will ensure you don't regret it.